We believe the experts on labour abuse or exploitation are those with lived experience of the issues. This blog explains why we favour research approaches which recognise at-risk and affected workers as partners in research, rather than subjects, and how this methodology is upturning traditional power imbalances.
Corporate human rights reporting is a commonly expected practice and is increasingly becoming a legal requirement for businesses. But is it working? Today, FLEX and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable explore this crucial question in their new report: Full Disclosure: Towards Better Modern Slavery Reporting.
"It has been an incredible seven years working to create, birth and grow this amazing charity. But it is time to make room for a new Chief Executive, who can help FLEX navigate the next chapter in its journey. I will see it through this transition, helping the Board of Trustees find and recruit a brilliant successor, then step back and watch proudly from afar."
FLEX publishes a new briefing explaining the risks posed by the two proposed temporary migration programmes to bring migrant workers to the UK after Brexit. The briefing lays out key recommendations for steps the government must take to protect workers under these schemes and avoid labour abuse and exploitation.
A recently published report has announced the Home Office’s intention t
FLEX's work featured in parliament regarding post-Brexit immigration plans on Tuesday 12th February. Alex Norris MP led a debate scrutinising the proposed plan to bring migrant workers to work on UK farms and FLEX CEO and Researcher both gave evidence to the Public Bill Committee.
FLEX welcomes the announcement of a new Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.
Gendered discrimination, harassment and violence remain a problem for women in the workplace. FLEX is building on its previous work investigating this issue to embark on a new research project looking at the specific risks and abuses facing women workers.
FLEX responds to today's publication of the Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015's 'transparency in supply chains' requirement (Section 54).
The planned temporary twelve month migrant worker schemes set out in the immigration white paper released today may lead to increased modern slavery in the UK if government fails to address these risks properly. FLEX provides commentary on the new proposals.